Oyster Blenny (Omobranchus anolius)

Also known as Australian Oyster Blenny, Brachiosaurus Blenny, Coral Blenny, Crested Blenny, Oyster Shell Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

Also known as Australian Oyster Blenny, Brachiosaurus Blenny, Coral Blenny, Crested Blenny, Oyster Shell Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found in pairs hiding in crevices, holes and dead, mussel and oyster shells (hence the name) or in tube worms holes over shallow estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on algae.
Length - 7.5cm
Depth - 0-5m
Western Pacific - Australia

Coombtooth Blennies are the largest of bennies, found in both tropical and subtropical waters and freshwater habitats, as the name suggests they have comb like teeth lining their jaws.
Reef and rock blennies are usually territorial and have their own areas of rock pools which they skip and jump over, scraping algae from the surface of dead corals. Some male Blennies have small harems of arguing females.
Males and females often have different colouring and features. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/13754

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